Hi Linda and Hjort,
The question about retaking the test is bothering me from last 2 days; I got 690 having 50Q,34V. I am sure, I can do much better on verbal, but that just didn't work out this time.
The question that is bothering me is what if I get lesser than what I have now? Would it be a good idea to apply with this score and give the GMAT in, say, DEC (after sending the apps)? And if in case I get I better score, can I send that as an improvement on the former? If not, let it be 690?
I read a couple of replies that schools did consider the highest score, but I am still sceptical about it. question, what if (?), is quite difficult to answer. Anyway, one more question, how does it work out with the schools to which I didn't select to send the score; Can I just send the hightest score and just keep the lower one?
I have more than 4 yrs of exp in IT-indutry and have a pretty decent academic background.
thanks in anticipation
The business schools "take" the highest score, but as Hjort explained, the schools see the last three scores. Being human, I believe that they cannot but be influenced when they see the highest score is followed by a lower score. If you take the test again, you can choose whether to self-report a score or not. If it goes up, you can self-report. If it goes down, you can let the schools wait to receive the official report, but they will receive it.
Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools
Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog